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British capture trench positions near Gueudecourt; slight advance on the Ancre near Petit Miraumont. British raids near Souchez; unsuccessful German raids north and south of Armentières. General Maude’s forces cross the Tigris at the Shumran Bend above Kut; third and fourth lines at Sanna-i-Yat taken. Mr. Lloyd George on restriction of imports and increase of home-grown food; drastic cutting down of imports; minimum prices for five years guaranteed for wheat and oats with minimum wage for agricultural labourers.